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Case Name EEOC v. DURYEE REAL ESTATE,PRUDENTIAL PREFERRED PROPERTIES EE-WA-0013
Docket / Court C98-0393 WD ( W.D. Wash. )
State/Territory Washington
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Seattle office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, against Prudential Preferred Properties. The complaint, filed in March 1998, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Pay ... read more >
The Seattle office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, against Prudential Preferred Properties. The complaint, filed in March 1998, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA); specifically that Defendant had paid the charging party and other female employees less than male employees because of their sex.

The parties entered a consent decree in April 1999. The decree, valid for 39 months, required Defendant to pay a total of $50,000 (split between 3 individuals in the amounts of $45,000, $3,000 and $2,000); to provide 6 hrs of Title VII and EPA training to its employees; to set up an internal grievance process for discrimination complaints; and to post and distribute notices regarding non-discrimination. Defendant was also enjoined from discriminating or retaliating in violation of Title VII or the EPA and was required to regularly report the salaries of its employees to the EEOC.

Elizabeth Glassman - 06/22/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Pay / Benefits
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C. § 206(d)
Defendant(s) Prudential Preferred Properties
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 1999 - 2002
Case Closing Year 1999
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Megacases, Diversity, and the Elusive Goal of Workplace Reform
Written: Mar. 01, 2008
By: Nancy Levit (University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law)
Citation: 49 B.C. L. Rev. 367 (2008)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Second Generation Employment Discrimination: A Structural Approach
By: Susan Sturm (Columbia Law School)
Citation: 101 Colum. L. Rev. 458 (2001)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
2:98-cv-00393-WLD (W.D. Wash.) 04/12/1999
EE-WA-0013-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Consent Decree 04/12/1999
EE-WA-0013-0001 PDF | Detail
Judges None on record
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers None on record
Defendant's Lawyers None on record
Other Lawyers None on record

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